Friday, October 31, 2008

Since it has been a while...

I should post. I know I should post. I just don't know what I have to say that is new and interesting. For those who actually read the blog... here is what is going on in our lives...

We are home from dog/house-sitting! This is a ministry for our family and also a source of side income, but friends, it is HARD work. Our dear charge Rex was not the most well behaved dog during our stay. I think it would be fair to say I picked up more poo indoors than outdoors. He left various surprises all over the house for us to find or smell throughout our time there. Yes, I know why I don't want a pet!
It feels great to be home. Sure, the place we stayed is beautiful and fancy, but nothing I need or even desire! I feel so blessed by what God has provided for Brandon and I that I longed for our little town-home the whole time we were dwelling in the beautiful log home.

In other news. My mom and dad are coming to visit for the weekend. They have not been here in a year so I am so excited to spend a couple of days with them. I can already tell this is going to be a BEAUTIFUL fall day!

Flashback FOUR years!

Here is a photo of life FOUR years ago. We were busy taking engagement photos and addressing invites for our wedding!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A new favorite song... can you guess why??

"Hope like the sun is fading. They're waiting for a cure no one can find. And I hear children's voices singing of a God who heals and rescues and restores. And I'm reminded that every child in Africa is yours..."
- Steven Curtis Chapman, "Yours"

P.S. The rest of the song it wonderful too, but when he sings this line I about have to pull over the car!

House-sitting fun!

I feel totally out of the loop. Brandon and I are house-sitting for some weeks and don't have our usual internet access. We are doing well and God is faithful. I will write again in a couple of weeks when we are again back home!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fireproof, a broken car, a BIG God!

We went to Fireproof almost a week ago and I am still talking about it. I am convinced that every couple should see this movie. I have not heard of anyone being disappointed. I could rave and rave about it, but I am sure most of you have either seen it or read plenty of blog reviews... if you have not seen the movie PLEASE go and see it!

Last weekend my car needed to be repaired quite a bit. For a seminarian and a nanny/organizer/mother's helper a car repair can be cause for anxiety when the bill comes. Brandon and I truly trusted God in this situation and knew that several things needed to be done to the car to make it safe, esp with winter around the corner. Over $1,000.00 later our car was running and stopping much better!
Fast Forward one week...
Brandon announced at dinner tonight that he "got a raise." In most families this would make sense, but around here Brandon has a work study job which he didn't go to today and an internship which technically we pay for so... I was very confused. Well, our GREAT PROVIDER came through in a big way. The church decided to pay Brandon for this semester's internship! Wow, we stepped out in faith and got the car fixed, and God smiled knowing how it was going to be paid for. Thank you Lord for knowing our needs better than we know them. Help us to trust you in the future and remember the faithfulness of the past! Amen

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Go to the movies friends!!!

I just got home from Fireproof. It was a super movie! I so encourage everyone to see this movie. A longer post about it will be coming soon!